Football (U.S. Soccer)
Football is the passion of Argentines: lived with hot blood, euphoria and huge emotion. It is very common to see fans crowding bars and restaurants to watch their favorite local teams or the Argentine National Team.
For those visitors willing to go to first division tournament games, it is important to know that they are played during the weekend, day or night. Many travel agencies offer tickets for the most important games of Argentine Football. It is a chance to enjoy this party either with hooligans or from privileged seats.
Argentine football has 20 clubs playing in its first division, among which eight have their headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires. The 2 most important clubs in the country are Boca Juniors and River Plate. The Super - game between the two of them concentrates the attention of huge crowds, noy only in Argentina, but in many other countries of the world. According to the English paper “The Observer”, this Super - game is among the 50 most important sport shows in the world. At the same time, for the British “The Sun” it is “the most intense sport experience in the world”
Besides, Argentina is one of the seven countries that won the Football Worldwide Cup: in two occasions (1978 and 1986). And they got the second place in other two (1930 and 1990). Argentina also obtained two golden Olympic medals (2004 and 2008) and two silver medals (1928 and 1996). The Americas Cup was obtained fourteen times while the Under-20s Football Cup was won six times. The Argentine local football teams are those that won most times the Intercontinental Cup (9) and the “Libertadores de América” (22).